Human papilloma virus is one of the most common viruses. HPV infects the keratinizing squamous or mucosal epithelium of the cervix. It is a non-enveloped DNA virus and is responsible for papillomas in human beings. Papillomas are benign warts but they can progress to form carcinomas in immune-compromised patients.
Human Papilloma Virus Types
100 types of HPV have been identified, and each type is associated with a distinct clinical entity. For example, HPV 1 to HPV 4 cause plantar warts, HPV 6 and HPV 11 lead to genital warts, and HPV 16 and HPV 18 cause cervical carcinomas.
Mode of transmission
Human papilloma virus is transmitted mainly through skin-to-skin contact and intimate sexual contact with an infected person. People with multiple sex partners are at a higher risk of contracting the virus.
The proteins encoded by the two viral genes, E6 and E7 inhibit the activity of the proteins encoded by p53 and Rb (retinoblastoma) gene respectively.
The genome of human papilloma virus is dsDNA.
Koilocytes present in the lesions are the hallmark of the infection. Patient history and physical examinations are important in the diagnosis. The diagnosis can be made by:
- Pap smears
- HPV tests
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- Carotenoids such as Lycopene, Lutin, and Zeaxanthin.
- Green tea extract containing polyphenols, catechins and flavonoids.
- Curcumin from Turmeric.
- Vitamin C.
- Vitamin E.
- Selenium, a trace element.
- Folic acid.
- Reishi mushroom extract.
These ingredients naturally respond to warts, cervical dysplasia and other HPV related diseases and are safe for continued use.